News about the Police Department

Police Department Monthly Report - July 2012

Read about the Police Department's activities during the month of October 2012. This report is the result of a collaborative effort between personnel in all department divisions, led by Chief Woodside. Click on the below link to view the report.

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Gurnee Police Conclude Holiday Mobilization Enforcement Period

Gurnee, IL—Beginning December 14th and running through January 1st, 2013 the Gurnee Police Department conducted enhanced safety restraint and impaired driving enforcement activities throughout the village.

Funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, these enforcement actions were conducted in order to increase safety restraint compliance and to apprehend impaired drivers.

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Emergency Medical Dispatch (E.M.D.)

All of the Gurnee Police Dispatchers are trained and certified to provide emergency medical dispatching. Dispatchers will provide basic medical instructions to anyone calling with a medical emergency, until the rescue units arrive on location. It is important to remember when calling in an emergency, to remain calm so the dispatcher can ask the necessary questions to further aid in the diagnosis of the problem and offer aid to the caller.

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Bike Safety

The department is very proactive in bike safety and has 4 police bicycles and several officers trained in bike patrol techniques. The Department sponsors a bike rodeo during Gurnee Days, in which maneuvering, signaling, braking, and the use of safety equipment such as helmets and reflectors are stressed to those who participate.

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D.U.I. Enforcement Program

This program is designed to reduce fatalities and injuries related to D. U. I. accidents by providing enhanced enforcement through grants and training while increasing the publics awareness of the problem

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High School Liaison

The duty of the High School Liaison officer is to be on campus during the school year. In addition to assisting the School with security issues, he/she works with other Police agencies who have had contact with students. The officer provides services to Drivers Ed, Political and Law Classes, and is available to answer questions generated by students, teachers, and parents. The liaison officer also heads the teen court program.

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Gurnee Police Ride Along

The Gurnee Police Department currently operates a Ride Along Program that enables residents 18 and over to ride along with a officer on patrol.

In order to ride along with an officer, individuals must complete a Waiver of Liability. Waivers are available at the Gurnee Police Department and must be returned so that car and patrol assignments can be made.

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Gurnee Police to Conduct Holiday Traffic Enforcement Period

Gurnee, IL – Beginning December 17th and running through January 1st, 2013, the Gurnee Police Department will be conducting special traffic enforcement efforts throughout the village.

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